Author: Tanya Zouev

The Muddiest Chocolate And Vodka Mud Cake (Gluten-Free)

Adapted from an original recipe from Marie Claire cookbook Taste 101. Recipe adapting, styling and photography by Tanya Zouev. Easter is a time most of us in the Western world have come to associate with chocolate. I’m all for chocolate at any time of the year, and not necessarily in the shape of an egg. For … Continue reading The Muddiest Chocolate And Vodka Mud Cake (Gluten-Free)

Lebanese Spiced Lamb Layered With Babaganoush & Hummus

Recipe, styling and photography by Tanya Zouev. I consider myself lucky to have grown up eating a great variety of multicultural food including Indian, Greek and Eastern European. My own mother’s cooking rarely ventured into Middle Eastern except for the occasional hummus and tabouleh (this was due to her having Jewish friends who happened to cook Israeli … Continue reading Lebanese Spiced Lamb Layered With Babaganoush & Hummus

Boxty (Gluten-Free Irish Potato Pancakes)

Recipe, photography and styling by Tanya Zouev. I adore the Irish and equally adore celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day. In fact, before I became a mother it used to be a compulsory night out, preferably in the tackiest Irish-themed pub in town, with my Irish friend Eileen in tow. She was a friend I could always … Continue reading Boxty (Gluten-Free Irish Potato Pancakes)

Caramelised Individual Pavlovas With Cardamom Vanilla Cream & Cointreau Raspberry Sauce

Recipe, photography and styling by Tanya Zouev. One of the greatest things in life is sharing food. For example I love sharing plates, communal tables and banquet style meals. But sometimes I like to have my own. Yes a grand pavlova gracing the dessert table is divine, but so is having a smaller one I … Continue reading Caramelised Individual Pavlovas With Cardamom Vanilla Cream & Cointreau Raspberry Sauce

The Zakouska Table: Russian Cucumber & Radish Salad

Recipe, photography & styling by Tanya Zouev. I would like to start my post this week with a light discussion on simplicity, specifically simplicity which relates to food. This is something which can elude me at times as I tend to make every meal an event, whereas my minimalist husband prefers keeping things simple, particularly … Continue reading The Zakouska Table: Russian Cucumber & Radish Salad

The Cookbook Archives: Fog City Press The Quick & Easy Book

Recipes by Fog City Press and Tanya Zouev. Photography and styling by Tanya Zouev. The pile of cookbooks in my loungeroom found in council hard rubbish clean-ups and charity shops is getting larger by the week. I just can’t resist picking cookbooks up when I see them in kerbside collections, and I definitely can’t walk past … Continue reading The Cookbook Archives: Fog City Press The Quick & Easy Book

Baked Figs With Rosewater Honeyed Yoghurt & Candied Walnuts

Recipe, photography and styling by Tanya Zouev. Today is February the 14th, Valentines Day, all over the world and there is a plethora of love themed recipes emerging all over the blogosphere and social networking sites, mostly in the shape of hearts and cupids. I shall do no such thing today I assure you. I … Continue reading Baked Figs With Rosewater Honeyed Yoghurt & Candied Walnuts

Smoked Salmon Dip With Horseradish & Dill

Recipe, photography & styling by Tanya Zouev. I’m a real chip and dip kinda gal, in fact it’s one of my downfalls. I attribute the old chip ‘n’ dip routine I love so dearly to the extra few kilos I carry on my butt. The urge to do so usually hits around 4pm, when I’m hungry … Continue reading Smoked Salmon Dip With Horseradish & Dill

Some Thoughts On Think Eat Save & A Spicy White Nectarine Chutney

Recipe, photography & styling by Tanya Zouev. It’s been a busy week of writing and blogging and for this post I collaborated with MamaBake, to discuss the global issue of food waste. Think Eat Save, a campaign to reduce global food waste was launched on January the 22nd by The United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP) … Continue reading Some Thoughts On Think Eat Save & A Spicy White Nectarine Chutney

Borscht (Ukrainian Beetroot Soup)

Recipe by Julia Zouev. Photography and styling by Tanya Zouev. This story was originally put together for Lucy Leonardi who is a hugely talented Sydney photographer and who has a fabulous blog called Who Does The Dishes. Lucy came to my home recently to photograph my mother and I cooking borscht for her story, and me … Continue reading Borscht (Ukrainian Beetroot Soup)